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[aprssig] Nuvi messaging

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Feb 1 20:38:58 UTC 2008


Right now, the T2 only processes messages address directly to it.  It 
could certainly be made to do bulletins - the code is already there to 
identify them.

Objects are handled same as always - they just get created like 
stations, with any associated comment text.

The interesting part is that my Garmin rep (who seems unusually 
knowledgeable) didn't even know that the serial interface would support 
waypoint management on the Nuvi.  I'll have to make sure they leave it 
in there!

Scott
N1VG

Brian Webster wrote:
> Scott,
> 	Do you know how it will handle bulletins and objects?
> 
> 
> 
> Thank You,
> Brian N2KGC
> 
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> Subject: [aprssig] Nuvi messaging
> 
> 
> How cool is this?
> 
> http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi-inbox.jpg
> 
> I got the Nuvi into fleet management mode, and it adds menu items for 
> messaging.  Shown here is my D7A sending a text message to the T2 (via 
> an old Alinco DJ-F1T that's not shown).
> 
> Here's the messaging menu:
> 
> http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi-messaging.jpg
> 
> And the message composition screen:
> 
> http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi-compose.jpg
> 
> It's going to have to take a destination callsign in the message text, 
> though.  I think I'm going to make the default behavior to be 'reply', 
> so if you don't include a destination, it'll just send the message to 
> whoever sent the last message it received.
> 
> And when I get a chance, I'll see about tying it all into the T2's 
> command processor, so you can reconfigure it from the Nuvi's message 
> interface.
> 
> For the receive side, I think this beats the D700/D710 for usability 
> already.  When you tap a message summary, you get a whole page to view 
> the text (200 characters max, I think) and it's a very clear, 
> daylight-readable display with a simple interface.  Can't wait to try it 
> out on one of the big StreetPilots.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
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